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Oklahoma Biofuels Conference to be Held Oct. 16-17

OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma continues to research and develop its alternative-fuel sources and production, the Governor of Oklahoma will host GROW: Oklahoma Biofuels Conference, October 16-17 in Oklahoma City.

From left are Mark Geyer and Dunn Lumber fleet manager, with the company’s new Kenworth medium duty hybrid truck for pickup and delivery application.

Kenworth's First Medium-Duty Hybrid Truck Delivered

SEATTLE – Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium-duty hybrid-electric truck into the U.S. market.

ATA Asks DOT to Seek Stay of Hours-of-Service Ruling

WASHINGTON – ATA President and CEO Bill Graves has asked Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters to push for a stay of the Court of Appeals ruling on Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, stating there was “no compelling safety reason” to eliminate the two provisions the Court challenged. ATA released a letter from Graves to Secretary Peters at a recent press conference at the National Press Club.

Isuzu Reorganizes Truck Distribution

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) has begun distributing its low-cab-forward commercial trucks through its network of Isuzu dealers and through GM's network of Chevrolet and GMC medium-duty dealers as of August 1.

Tonnage Continued to Fall in June, According to ATA

WASHINGTON – The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.1-percent in June, marking its third consecutive month-to-month drop.

Trucking Group Pushes for National Database Tracking Driver Drug & Alcohol Test Results

WASHINGTON – American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves has urged Congress to authorize and fund a centralized clearinghouse for positive drug and alcohol testing results of commercial motor vehicle drivers.

Azure Dynamics Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Utilimaster for Hybrid Vehicle Integration

TORONTO – Azure Dynamics Corp., a developer of hybrid electric and electric powertrains for commercial fleet vehicles, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Utilimaster Corporation, a builder of step vans, commercial truck bodies, and utility vehicles, for the assembly, hybridization, and manufacturing engineering of Azure's P1 hybrid electric commercial delivery vans and shuttle buses.

State of Oregon to Test Biodiesel Quality in Portland

PORTLAND, OR – In September, the Oregon Department of Agriculture plans to begin testing biodiesel sold within the Portland city limits to ensure the fuel meets quality standards

Leyman Lift Gates Introduces New Heavy-Duty Large Steel Platform Gate

CINCINNATI – Leyman Lift Gates announces the introduction of the new heavy-duty large steel platform now available on SLP Heavy Duty Hide -A-Way (Tuck-Under Style Lift Gates).

Safefreight Launches Portable, Wireless Tracking and Security Device

VANCOUVER, WA – Safefreight has launched a portable, wireless tracking and security device — the SecurityGuard 212. With this device, refrigerated and frozen foods in the supply chain can be monitored with greater ease.

TRIB to Exhibit at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 23-25

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will be an exhibitor at the 2007 Great American Trucking Show (GATS), being held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, August 23–25.

Western Star to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary

REDFORD, MI –Western Star Trucks is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2007, and will mark the occasion at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, August 23-25.

O2Diesel Announces Change in Management

NEWARK, DE - Richard Roger had left his position as President and Chief Operating Officer of O2Diesel Corporation, as of July 31.

Attempt to Hike North Carolina Highway Use Tax Hike Dies

RALEIGH, NC – An attempt to increase the North Carolina highway use tax rate and elimination of the cap on use taxes paid on commercial trucks has died in the state's legislature.

Jevic Transportation Safety Manager Wins Special Award

DELANCO, NJ – Jevic Transportation Inc.'s manager of safety, compliance, and training, James Daulerio, has received the Safety Director of the Year award for 2007.

NTEA “Closing the Gap” Regional Seminars

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Improving how business people relate to their customers will be the topic of regional “Closing the Gap” seminars hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

New “Snugpro” Commercial Cap for 2008 Ford Super Duty Trucks

LONG BEACH, CA - New 2008 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickups destined to join the work force can now be equipped with a durable SnugPro cap from industry leader SNUGTOP.

PHH FirstFleet Partners with Wright Express to Introduce Fuel Card

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE – PHH FirstFleet, a national provider of asset management, financial services, and high technology operational support to private truck fleets, and Wright Express Corp. have introduced of a new branded fleet fuel card for PHH FirstFleet customers.

Exclusive Chassis Manufacturer Previews Featured at NTEA New Model Truck Product Conference, Sept. 17–19

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The New Model Truck Product Conference (TPC) is Sept. 17–19, at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich. It will be hosted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and is an annual members-only event.

Miles Electric Vehicles Debuts Zero Emissions All-Electric Truck at FedFleet Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Miles Electric Vehicles, maker of an advanced line of low-speed all-electric cars and trucks, debuted its new zero emissions, all-electric ZX40ST truck at the FedFleet Exposition in Orlando, July 24-26.

GM/Isuzu Launch Team with first 2008 gas-powered, low cab forward truck at GM’s assembly plant in Janesville, Wis.

2008 Isuzu N-Series and GM W-Series Gas-Powered Trucks Now Available

JANESVILLE, WI – The first 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series and GMC/Chevrolet W-Series low cab forward trucks have rolled off the production line at the GM assembly plant in Janesville, Wis.

PacLease Newsletter Focuses on Driver Management and Incentive Programs

BELLEVUE, WA – PACCAR Leasing Company (PacLease) has recently published a newsletter detailing how driver incentive programs can lead to better fuel economy and how PacTrac, PacLease's telematics solution, can enhance fleet management, help customers cut costs, and improve driver productivity.

Mid-Size Vans Continue to Lose Market Share

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The mid-size van segment continues to lose market share while at the same time losing several models. In June, the mid-size van market share was just 4.4 percent of the new-vehicle retail industry, slightly more than one-half of its share in 1995.

AFVi Presents Biofuels Forum Sept. 20

LAS VEGAS – On Sept. 20, from 8 a.m.–5:00 p.m., the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) is holding a one-day forum called, “Biofuels Drive Economic Solutions.”

7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Meeting to Be Held Sept. 19–21

SEATTLE – WestStart and the U.S. Army National Automotive Center (NAC) are holding the 7th Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Meeting Sept. 19–21 in Seattle, Wash.





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